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Half Day Horseback Riding Tour to Inca Ruins from Cusco
"This Horseback Riding tour provides an alternative way to visit the four archaeological complexes located on the outskirts of Cusco. This fabulous half day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco with a Spanish-English bilingual guide first class horses and explanations in each of the places you visit. You can encounter the mystery and make your best photos of the ancient Inca ruins and the urban landscape of the city of Cusco. We know how nature Andean mountains rivers and the horses revitalize the spirit of any person.These horseback riding tours are designed with security protocols for horses staff and visitors creating wellness in their experiences. We have wonderful ranches and guides!The duration of the tour is about 4 hours.""""Visit the four most important sacred Inca sites: Saqsayhuaman
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Small Group Half-Day City Tour of Cusco
"Your tour begins in the afternoon with a pick up from your centrally located Cusco Hotel. From there you'll visit the cathedral with its fabulous art: paintings and works in carved cedar wood gilded with gold and silver leaves. You'll also see the Temple ""The Enclosure of Gold"" with its perfect stonework and architecture reflecting the fact that it was the most important and most sacred temple during the Incan empire.Next you'll visit the Incan remains of temples Sacsayhuaman which is a wonder of the world where the cyclopean stones of more than 100 tons fit so perfectly that one cannot introduce a knife between them. Next stop you'll go to Qenqo which was dedicated to Mother Earth and the four natural elements. Your final stop will be to see Puca Pucara's Archaeological site and the baths of Tambomachay. The temple where the water was worshiped. Once your tour is over
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7K Running Tour from Sacsayhuaman to Cusco's Historical Center
"Start with hotel pickup from most centrally located Cusco hotels by driver/guide. Warm up for your unique running tour of Cusco among the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman. Stretch by this archaeological park comprised of an ancient fortress and sacred temples. Embark upon an exhilarating 7k run via the Antisuyo Inca Trail that was used to connect the Amazon Jungle to Cusco. Refresh your senses as you pass through an eucalyptus forest before descendin the oldest neighborhood of Cusco. Pass the colonial mansions elegant palaces historical squares and narrow streets of Cusco. Catch the famous Twelve-Angled Stone on Hatun Rumiyoj Street a testament to the precise and fine masonry of Inca architecture. Complete your run at the Plaza de Armas
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More Local Customs in Cuzco

Stray dogs

Aside from the beggars here there are quite a few stray dogs wandering around. This is not Romania where they will take your fingers off. Most of the dogs are scared of people (probably due to...
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flynboxes
Mar 11, 2009

Military Funeral Service

My buddy wanted to attend a mass at the Church next to the Cathedral. We tried to attend the mass going on but was informed it was private. Soon enough, all these people dressed in high military...
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kzapanta
May 18, 2007

Coca Tea

We had already booked our hotel before leaving Brazil so, when we arrived at Cusco´s airport, the lady of Hotel Prisma´s kyosk walked us to a car that took us to the hotel. As soon as we arrived...
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ThiagoRamos
Jan 04, 2007

Buenos Aires becomes Malos Aires

Cuzco is the Navel of the Inca World and the main Plaza is the navel’s heart!? From here narrow cobbled streets like arteries radiate to the four corners of the city and beyond. This is more or less...
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Assenczo
Sep 26, 2006

Men first

Plane ride in Peru gives the traveler another insight into machismo and racism living free and undisturbed in South America. As far as the first is concerned, one has to go no further than buckling up...
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Assenczo
Sep 26, 2006

Cuy - guinea pig

If you want to try the local specialty, you'll have to try some Cuy - roasted guinea pig, just keep in mind that it is served complete from the oven...head and tail included. Yes, it tastes like...
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Jmon
Jun 19, 2006
 
 
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Try rosted guinea pig...

Around Plaza de Armas are a few restaurants serving traditional Peruvian food like guinea pig (cuy). The cuy is served with its legs, eyes and teeth’s. I don’t know which wine that goes with guinea...
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SwedishViking
Jan 30, 2005

continue dishes

ROCOTO RELLENOThis dish is different to dishes from other places. We use big "rocotos" , cut the top and take the seeds out very carefully. Then we have three boils. We fill them with a mixture of...
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christian99
Nov 21, 2004

TYPICAL DISHES

A delicious way to discover something more about the culture we want to know is by its food. Cusco offers one of its more important cultural elements to the visitors: its typical dishes. The...
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christian99
Nov 21, 2004

The Condor

The Andean Condor is the largest mountain bird of prey in the world. The Incas greatly revered the condor because of its soaring freedom, strength, and what they believed was an ability to communicate...
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jadedmuse
May 02, 2004

Giant Corn!

I have to admit, I've never seen such large kernals of corn as the ones I ate (and they're extra tasty!) in Cusco. It's called maize (maiz in Spanish) and this giant version of corn dates back to the...
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jadedmuse
May 02, 2004

Cusco School of Art

I'm not referring to a "school" per se - I'm referring to a very peculiar technique of painting that originated in Cusco. 17th century Spaniards taught the native Peruvians to paint in the style of...
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jadedmuse
May 02, 2004

Quechua Language Spoken Here

It's easy to think of Quechua as an Indian dialect; in fact, it is a full-fledged language indigenous to the Andean region of South America, was spoken by the Incas, and subsequently Romanized and...
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jadedmuse
May 02, 2004

Chewing Coca Leaves

At some point during our trek on the Inca Trail, some of us were chewing coca leaves. There was an elderly woman selling bags of the leaves in the town of Chilca which was our point of departure. She...
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jadedmuse
Mar 03, 2004

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Things to Do Near Cuzco

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Pisac

In the 1530s, the Spanish conquitadors invaded, conquered and ramsacked the Inca town of Pisac. About 40 years later, the town was rebuilt closer to the river at the bottom of the hill, thus leaving...
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Sacsayhuaman

Located about 2 km northeast of Cusco, Sacsaywaman (which we had fun pronouncing "sexy woman") is the very first Inca site we got to visit on our trip. It is located at an altitute of 3700 m, and...
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San Blas

Barrio de San Blas is one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods. The parish church on Plaza San Blas was built in 1563, only a 30 years after the Spanish conquest. It is often described as the most...
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Hatun Rumiyoc - Twelve-Angle Stone

As they walk up Hatun Rumiyoc Street, visitors might not realize that they are walking on one of the original Inca roads of Cusco. The narrow street is now lined with attractive shops one one side,...
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"Cusco - Capital of the Inca Empire"
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"CUSCO - PERU"
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"Cuzco Blitz"
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"Ombligo del mundo"
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"The Navel of the World"
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